HC Deb 04 August 1904 vol 139 cc954-5
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that some time ago two publicans in county Derry were cautioned by the police for flying the Union Jack from their premises, he will explain under what circumstances Party emblems were recently permitted on licensed premises in Roundstone, county Galway.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The first part of the Question presumably refers to an incident that took place at Magherafelt in July, 1903. The publicans were cautioned against displaying flags of any description on an occasion which was a Party one; they were not cautioned for hanging out the Union Jack only. I have stated that Party emblems were not displayed at Roundstone.